MTSU sorority plans Oct. 24 pregame barbecue to ‘S...

MTSU sorority plans Oct. 24 pregame barbecue to ‘Smoke Out Arthritis’

A group of MTSU students is going to try to achieve a smokeout at a football game.

AOPi Arthritis 2013 graphicThe Rho Omicron Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at MTSU will hold its 16th annual “Smoke Out Arthritis” barbecue from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Walnut Grove on campus.

All proceeds will benefit arthritis research and juvenile arthritis research, the organization’s international philanthropies.

Through the efforts of the Arthritis Foundation, as well as collegiate and alumnae chapters, Alpha Omicron Pi has been able to provide grants to fund research for treatments, causes and cures of arthritis.

The fundraiser will take place before the football game between MTSU and Marshall University and will include a silent auction.

Tickets are $7 in advance and at the event. For more information, contact Stacey Coker at

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